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Member Advice on Avoiding and Combating Junk Email and Spam

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Today, as usual, I was going through my emails and removing the messages I knew were spam, then it occurred to me; I wonder how many people fall for some of these messages. Some are getting better at hiding themselves and easily look legitimate. For my first review/opinion, I decided to ... Read review

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Community Level 1whitedream

whitedream

Spam? No thanks!

AdvantagesYou get mail!

DisadvantagesYou get unwanted mail You lose money if you're not careful

"Today, as usual, I was going through my emails and removing the messages I knew were spam, then it occurred to me; I wonder how many people fall for some of these messages. Some are getting better at hiding themselves and easily look legitimate. For my first review/opinion, I decided to have a go at writing some helpful hints for anyone who's interested at Ciao. Sorry it's a bit long, so bear with me. Here goes… > First, a bit of Spam history ..." Read review
24.08.2007

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5andersonfa...

andersonfamily

Spam what a pain!

AdvantagesNon

DisadvantagesSpam's such a pain!

"I suggested this category as I thought many users would find it really helpful, especially if they're getting lots of spam themselves. All of us, if you've ever been on the net for more than 2mins will have has unsolicited email (aka. spam and junk email). ~What is 'spam'? Those burgers?~ No. Spam is an internet term originating from adverts unrelated to topics on USENET(a common way of online discussion, gradually taken over by forums) Since ..." Read review
13.01.2005

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Gah! It's everywhere!!! Review with images

AdvantagesHopefully this will help

DisadvantagesIt probably won't.

"Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam. It is the centre of a Monty Python sketch, the type of post you shred straight away, a strangely bouncy luncheon meat, and more recently, it is a type of email that causes you to tear your hair out in clumps. And damned annoying at that. For you see, when some idiot from the other side of the world decides to create a business that noone has ever heard of selling drugs or penis enlargement pills that Really Work, ..." Read review
13.01.2005

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

I hope the message is OK.

AdvantagesSee text.

DisadvantagesSee text.

"In light of my most recent review, I would just like to write a review on combating and avoiding junk and spam e-mail. Hopefully, in light of the comments that I was given hen this review will only measure up to a percentage of how I wrote before - spellings and grammar excepted! In my own mind and opinion, junk and spam e-mail is just the same as the junk and spam mail that you get in your front door. You know what I mean, mail that is all about ..." Read review
03.05.2009

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